ISTANBUL pt 1 – new content 2017

Istanbul is one of the world’s most fascinating and lively cities. Its main architectural attractions – the Topkapi Palace, the Blue Mosque, Aya Sofia, the Basilica Cistern are all world class. But you’ll also find thousands of fascinating things to do in the city – like shopping in the Grand Bazaar or the Spice bazaar or taking a ferry ride from Europe to Asia across the Bosporus. In these two guides Tim and Liz explore all those “must-see” attractions but also wander the side streets and find a much more personal and fascinating side to Istanbul… But beware the new fascism of President Erdogan – best not to criticise the regime in case you are imprisoned like hundreds of Turkish democrats, journalists and decent non-Islamic people. Ataturk’s great work making this country secular is horribly under threat from the fascist Erdogan. Duration 24 minutes of lively evocative sound. Rich new content added for 2015.